Archaeology and Bar Kokhba since 1840: A non-Archaeologist’s Impression

Start: Dec 09, 2013 06:00 PM

Location: Archaeology Lecture Theatre, G6

Herodium from above

The Institute of Archaeology and Anglo-Israel Archaeological Society will jointly host a lecture by William Horbury (University of Cambridge) at the Institute on 9 December.

Titled “Archaeology and Bar Kokhba since 1840: A non-Archaeologist’s Impression”, Prof Horbury's lecture will draw on his experience writing a historical study of the Bar Kokhba war, to examine the range of relevant archaeological and topographical work available on this topic, from the early surveys of Palestine onwards. It provides a kind of cross-section of the archaeological investigations carried on since 1840, including discoveries of coins and inscriptions in the region. The lecture will include Prof Horbury's own perspective of a long and rich archaeological story, with reference to many different archaeological sites, including Herodium.

William Horbury is a Fellow of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, and a past President of the British Association for Jewish Studies. He has recently written a book on Jewish War under Trajan and Hadrian, due to be published by Cambridge University Press in 2014.